Definition of analogous adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

analogous

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//əˈnæləɡəs//
 
(formal)analogous (to/with something)
 
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similar in some way to another thing or situation and therefore able to be compared with it Sleep has often been thought of as being in some way analogous to death. The two processes are not analogous.
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